The practice of meditation can help you get you good sleep – a deeper and more refreshing sleep will make you feel more refreshed and alert the next day. Meditation can also help people who have trouble falling asleep by relaxing the muscles and the mind so that sleep comes more quickly.
Many people take a wide variety of pills for a variety of reasons. Adding sleeping pills to the mix can cause sleep interruption and next-day drowsiness. Meditation is a much better way to go, but be patient – it can take time and practice to master the art enough to get the results you need.
There are many ways to meditate – with or without music, candles, sitting quietly and letting your mind wander or the more intense techniques of yoga meditation. Meditation eases your stress and calms your worries so that you’ll fall asleep more peacefully.
To focus on your meditation, try some tricks of the trade such as a mantra (a positive phrase repeated in your mind or aloud), deep breathing or relaxing CDs. When thoughts enter your mind that threatens to disrupt your meditation time, focus on pushing them out and letting more positive thoughts enter.
Creating the following atmosphere will allow you to easily focus on your meditation:
Practicing meditation for 10 to 15 minutes per day, preferably before you go to bed, should eventually help improve your sleep patterns and assist you in getting a good night’s sleep.